From the Saying of the Trustworthy Scholars Regarding… Mu'aawiyah ibn Abee Sufyaan
Author: Shaykh 'Abdul-Muhsin Ibn Hamad al-'Abbaad
Paperback: 64 Pages
Mu'aawiyah ibn Abee Sufyaan (radhiyAllaahu 'anhu) is one of the Companions who Allaah blessed to accompany Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam). So everything that can be said regarding the overall virtue of the Companions and what is obligatory towards them in general also includes Mu'aawiyah. Aboo Tawbah al-Halabee said: Indeed Mu'aawiyah ibn Abee Sufyaan is a curtain for the Companions of Allaah's Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), so whoever lifts this curtain will have the audacity to speak about those behind it." Abdullaah ibn Mubaarak was asked about Mu'aawiyah. He replied: What should I say about a man who when the Prophet (sallallaau 'alayhi wa sallam) said 'Sami' Allaahu liman Hamidah (Allaah responds to the one who praises Him), Mu'aawiyah standing behind him said, 'Our Lord to You belongs praise.'"